Our Work

Helping refugees heal, learn, and determine their own future

The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Founded by Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe in 1980, in direct response to the humanitarian crisis of the Vietnamese boat people, JRS today works in 58 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, and social needs of refugees.

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